Grimentz- Saint-Jean

Rentap 22-08-16

A shining example of a village typical of the region, Grimentz is a cultural jewel. Wandering its streets and alleyways with their colourful geraniums, you can’t help being plunged into the olden days. Grimentz will share its heritage without fuss through tours, discussions, even chance meetings.Temps. Son patrimoine, Grimentz l’offre en toute simplicité, à l’occasion d’une visite, d’une discussion, d’une rencontre …

Grimentz has a wealth of natural and cultural resources and has put them to good use, offering its guests a range of varied activities: winter sports, hiking in the mountains, sports events, via ferrata, a visit to the Moiry dam, and more. But above all Grimentz is a delight for all those who hanker after the atmosphere of the olden days, who are enchanted by centuries-old buildings - people who like to combine a cultural break with their sporting holidays, and people who look to their holidays as a source of well-being both for body and soul.

Grimentz, in the Val d’Anniviers, is described as “far and away the ? nest valley on the Swiss side of the Pennine Alps“. Located between Zermatt and the Verbier domain (4 Valleys), the valley enjoys one of the longest winter ski seasons and best sunshine records in the region. In 2012, a new cable car will link Grimentz and Zinal to provide jointly over 120km of ski pistes and off-piste trails with skiing up to 3000m altitude, as well as some of the best off piste sking in Switzerland. The Val d’Anniviers boasts in total 230km of ski-pistes up to 3000m and over 300km of summer hiking paths and biking trails. Grimentz enjoys good access from the Lake Geneva region, from Zurich and Berne via the recently-opened Lötschberg tunnel, and from Milan via the Simplon Pass. Sion airport, a short drive away, is primed for development with an increase in scheduled ?ights planned over the coming seasons. More on the resort, ski and hiking domain: -Access Geneva (International Airport) 2 hours by car -Zurich (International Airport) 3 hours by car -Milan-Malpensa (International Airport) 2h30 by car -Sion (International Airport) 40 mins by car Bus service directly to Grimentz from Sierre – aligned to national train timetable. Main line trains from Sierre – access to Swiss National Railways including Cisalpino to Milan (2h30); TGV Lyria to Paris (5h23), CFF to Zurich (2h24), CFF to Geneva (2 hours)National Autoroute A9 to within 25 mins of Grimentz